Tuesday, January 5, 2010

four and twenty

and then more
all awaiting word
on Birdman.

29 comments:

Steffe said...

Looking for something to eat. I have been feeding a lot of birds lately.

Malyss said...

There are like little music notes on the winter partition...

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Hopefully the black birds do not scare off the song birds, although the song birds have probably left for the winter.

Kate said...

Not exactly a bird on a wire, but ...


Bird on The Wire by Leonard Cohen

Like a bird on the wire,
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.
Like a worm on a hook,
Like a knight from some old fashioned book
I have saved all my ribbons for thee.
If I, if I have been unkind,
I hope that you can just let it go by.
If I, if I have been untrue
I hope you know it was never to you.

Like a baby, stillborn,
Like a beast with his horn
I have torn everyone who reached out for me.
But I swear by this song
And by all that I have done wrong
I will make it all up to thee.
I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch,
He said to me, you must not ask for so much.
And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door,
She cried to me, hey, why not ask for more?

Oh like a bird on the wire,
Like a drunk in a midnight choir have tried in my way to be free.

B SQUARED said...

All they need is a leader.

Sharon Creech said...

What a purrfect, purrfect caption and photo for your friend, birdman.

Leif Hagen said...

I heard that there was a bird convention in Brattleboro!

Tulsa Gentleman said...

I really like that song - I can hear Joe Cocker croaking that out in my mind. I like the spare lines of the photo too. Nothing extra in that, just enough to tell the story.

Malyss said...

Rendez-vous to the Café de Paris, near the Casino...I'm sure you'll like the place! Ü

Sunny said...

So that's where all the Massachusetts birds went!
Sunny :)

Sharon said...

I love Malyss' description of music notes. My first thought was that I hope they haven't been watching any Alfred Hitchcock movies.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

I didn't realise they were birds - I thought they were flowers. The photos are so delicate.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Small City Scenes said...

I love the trees looking like this. Empty of leaves but full of birds. I have taken some pictures like yours---I am glad you posted them. MB

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Looks like a flock of starlings are or were attracted by something still on a tree somewhere nearby. Or, as in our case around here, some birds eat the fleshy part of crabapples and drop the seeds. Starlings come along and eat those.

henny said...

I counted, but it wasn't four and twenty birds :(. You did an amazing b&w of bird portrait. I haven't tried b&w for a while now.

Virginia said...

TEll them not to bother flying south for the winter. They'll freeze their tails off if they do!
V

lizziviggi said...

Beautiful shots-- and a very nice homage to your friend.

Jacob said...

Did you count the birds? Looks like more than 4 and more than 20. ;-)

Wonder why they haven't headed south?

But I do like your photos ... quite dramatic, and they would make a good cover for some spooky novel!

Anya said...

42 on the first pic ....... LOL
Amazing shots today :-)

(Its bird day today I heard from someone !!)

Cezar and Léia said...

ohmigod, little Luna can not see it because she would be very excited about so many birds!LOL
Fabulous idea, I loved it!
Hugs
Léia

Giorgio said...

I like these shots! They look a lot like a picture I took a long time ago in Ontario. I'll go look for it and publish it next...

slim said...

Perfect post for our fellow blogger. I can't wait for the pie to be opened and for the birds to sing . . .

Kaori said...

What a striking shot! Hope their not waiting to attack someone/thing.

Amin said...

Very beautiful....,

magiceye said...

superb!

valeria said...

These would make for lovely prints!

cieldequimper said...

Lol... and then there were none.

JM said...

Great trilogy!

Paula said...

Birdman is the man with the seed?